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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Members Of Methamphetamine Distribution Organization Sentenced

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton has sentenced James Kamisky (54, Augusta, GA) to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a drug conspiracy involving the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine in Orlando. In addition, Jada Thomas (28, Orlando) was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in federal prison for her participation in the drug conspiracy and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and Dejah Gooding (23, Snellville, GA) was sentenced to 9 years and 2 months’ imprisonment for her participation in the drug conspiracy.

Kamisky had pleaded guilty on January 15, 2019. Thomas and Gooding had pleaded guilty on January 22, 2019, and December 18, 2018, respectively.

According to court documents, in November 2018, Kamisky possessed with the intent to distribute more than 2 kilograms of methamphetamine. Kamisky provided Thomas and Gooding with approximately 1.4 kilograms of this methamphetamine, which they attempted to sell to a Drug Enforcement Administration informant on November 13, 2018, at an Orlando resort. At the time of the attempted sale, Thomas was in possession of a loaded firearm. Later in the day on November 13, 2018, Kamisky attempted to deliver more methamphetamine to Thomas and Gooding, at which time law enforcement agents arrested him after a brief vehicle pursuit. 

“The Drug Enforcement Administration is committed to investigating those individuals or organizations that are distributing dangerous drugs, committing acts of violence, and fueling the addiction that destroys communities and families,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Marcus R. Anderson.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Longwood Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 7, 2019